Berlin - All of a sudden, someone breaks out in a rash, the eyes burn, the nose starts to run and the skin itches - a cat is on the prowl.
Allergies to pets are widespread. But if an allergy occurs, people do not always have to get rid of their pets, said Sabine Merz of Germany's federal veterinarian association in Bonn.
People, who already have a pet and have experienced some kind of allergic reaction to it, can try changing their daily routine. And for people with serious allergies, there are alternatives as some animals rarely trigger reactions.